Windows 8 Pro X64 for temporary gaming OS

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by tingety, May 1, 2013.

  1. tingety

    tingety MDL Novice

    May 1, 2013
    I have built a temporary gaming computer that will certainly have a lot of hardware replacements in the future.
    I'm wondering if anyone could give me their opinions if installing Windows 8 Pro X64 would be any use at all for a gaming rig.
    I've used Windows 8 for a while on my laptop when it was going through preview stages, and I never had a problem. So I'm well aware of how different and annoying the interface is going to be.

    But I'm also aware that Windows 8 has native drivers for my USB 3 ports which is very helpful.

    My specs for the temp gaming computer are:
    AMD FX-6100 Black Edition
    ASUS ENGTX460 TOP DirectCU 1GB GDDR5 256bit
    8GB DDR3 1600Mhz Corsair Vengeance RAM
    1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue 7200RPM SATA3 HDD
    Samsung SH-224BB SATA DVD-RW drive
    And TP-Link TL=WN751ND Wireless card 150Mbps

    I've spent a few hours trying to get Windows 7 Ultimate 64 to work but it keeps freezing lately. So I wonder if I should use my copy of Windows 8 pro or get a new copy of Windows 7 to put on there.
  2. ashmicro

    ashmicro MDL Junior Member

    Mar 2, 2012
    I'm using 8 on my main rig, which I use for gaming as well as work. TDU2, MW3 and Grid all run just fine.